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wwhsgrad2002

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Post Posted December 6th, 2006, 4:22 am

I am using the latest nightly of TB2.0 beta 1.

I have TB configured to automically save a draft of my message after X minutes. If after X minutes I decide I do not want to send a person this e-mail and I close the compose window, TB asks me whether or not I want to save this message. I click 'No' but I find a copy of the message in my Draft folder because of the autosave feature.

I expect the message to be deleted when I click 'No' in the save box.

Is there a bug number for this issue? If so, would someone be kind enough to post it (I searched the forums but couldn't find anyone reporting this issue).
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050918 Firefox/1.4 ID:2005091806

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Post Posted December 11th, 2006, 9:32 am


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Post Posted December 22nd, 2006, 10:07 am

I'm getting this as well. The drafts box is full ff partial emails... difficult to work out which one is the most recent.

Also, when an email is sent, the draft is left in the draft box.

Expected behaviour:
1 - Draft is first auto-saved after specified time
2 - Later auto-saves overwrite the previous (current behaviour adds multiple revisions)
3 - When email is sent, previous auto-save is deleted from the drafts and the sent mail is saved to "Sent Mail" folder.

Richard

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Post Posted January 27th, 2007, 6:58 pm

How do you set TB to save drafts automatically? I've had it crash on me halfway thorough a long email, and it drives me nuts. I'll put up with extra drafts for the benefit of not having to recreate emails after a crash.

Thanks

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Post Posted January 28th, 2007, 9:30 am

Tools - Options - Composition - General tab........first check box.
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Post Posted January 28th, 2007, 9:36 am

Thanks, but my first check box is whether I want to use TB as my default mail application. I'm on v1.0.7, am I hopelessly out of date?

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Post Posted January 28th, 2007, 10:22 am

OH, I'm sorry.........I'm running Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.2pre) Gecko/20070128 Thunderbird/2.0pre ID:2007012804 . I'm not too sure that option was available prior to 1.5 . Someone else I'm sure will know.
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Post Posted January 28th, 2007, 10:30 am

Just got inspired to download 1.5.0.9, and lo and behold, it's there!

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Post Posted January 28th, 2007, 10:33 am

OK, great!! It's a pretty nice feature........especially when, like you mentioned, you're in the middle of writing a loooooong message and something happens. It's very nice to know that the majority of your message is retrievable.
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Post Posted January 28th, 2007, 10:40 am

This just may make my day. Thanks for your help

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Post Posted January 28th, 2007, 10:41 am

Great! You're very welcome!!
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